Landlord v. Tenant: August 2013

DOS Violations: Landlord Didn't Make Reasonable Efforts to Keep Curbline Clean

DOS issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to clean 18 inches into the street in front of his building. DOB's inspector noted that she observed bottles, napkins, paper bags, food containers, and juice boxes accumulated and matted within the curbline at 8 a.m. on a January morning. Landlord argued that the building was a three-family house on a street with heavy pedestrian traffic and that his wife cleaned as needed whenever she saw debris.

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